Why do boxers jog so much?

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    Why do boxers jog so much?


    Boxers road work is like 3-5 miles of jogging at a pace of 4-6 MPH just about every day. They do occasionally do a bit of agility work and throw a few punches along the way, but isn't that a bit much? Boxers swear by it, and I'm reluctant to argue with Pac-man or Mayweather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drvinnybombat View Post
    Boxers road work is like 3-5 miles of jogging at a pace of 4-6 MPH just about every day. They do occasionally do a bit of agility work and throw a few punches along the way, but isn't that a bit much? Boxers swear by it, and I'm reluctant to argue with Pac-man or Mayweather.
    It's for endurance - and no, not too much at all; boxers ARE athletes, after all, and boxing is a very demanding sport (trust me, I boxed for a few years, and it's far more demanding than goign to th e gym for a few sessions a week to life like the 'average' trainee does). Boxers also do a lot of skipping, etc. And don't forget their actual boxing training sessions - which ARE specific re power, agility, etc.

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    yea they need it going toe to toe with another guys for a few rounds is more tiring then you would think. Always moving. It will tire you out fast
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    It's mainly for weight control in the lower classes. The speed isn't working on applicable enudrance, but it's more of a traditional thing than any actualsport-specific purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    It's mainly for weight control in the lower classes. The speed isn't working on applicable enudrance, but it's more of a traditional thing than any actualsport-specific purpose.
    Rodja has a good point here. There is a fairly strong traditional component to boxing training. By comparison MMA is relatively new and does not have as entrenched ideology.
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    MMA, I'd argue, has significantly different energy system requirements than boxing due to the prospect of having to dirty box/grapple for up to 5 minutes in a round. However, there are 5 rounds at a maximum. Boxing, on the other hand, is up to 15 3 minute rounds at what is likely to be a lower intensity (metabolically).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRoadTo View Post
    MMA, I'd argue, has significantly different energy system requirements than boxing due to the prospect of having to dirty box/grapple for up to 5 minutes in a round. However, there are 5 rounds at a maximum. Boxing, on the other hand, is up to 15 3 minute rounds at what is likely to be a lower intensity (metabolically).
    Don't think so.In both cases you want as large of a gas tank as you can practically get. Regardless, we're kinda going OT here.
  

  
 

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